VTT Summer of Changemakers: Procurement Trainee

Let’s make science work for hope next summer! – VTT Summer of Changemakers traineeships

Let’s face it, 2020 was a mess. But this summer, we can make a change for the better. Join a community of world-class problem solvers, tackling the greatest challenges of our time. Together, we can turn these challenging times into a hopeful future. Apply now for the VTT Summer of Changemakers traineeships.

Do you want to start changing the world for the better next summer? Are you all about science and technology or passionate about business and people? Would you like to develop your skills and use them to tackle the greatest challenges of our time?

VTT Summer of Changemakers 2021 is looking for you. We offer over 30 truly meaningful summer traineeships, where you get to challenge yourself and build your career in a community of brilliant minds. We are one of Europe’s leading research organisations. We turn global challenges – from climate change and resource sufficiency to industrial renewal and smart healthcare – into sustainable growth with the latest and best tools of science and technology. Now, we are looking for passionate changemakers – you – to join us as summer trainees.

Do you want to be the next Procurement Trainee?

Together with your colleagues, you will ensure of smooth procurement process flow. Your role will be supporting and participating in versatile procurement activities of two teams: Buyer Team and Procurement Team.

What would your responsibilities include?

  • Supporting your colleagues in different procurement tasks
  • Handling and processing purchase orders and procurement related documents

Who we are looking for?

To succeed in the position, you have following background and skills:

  • Interest and strong motivation for procurement
  • You have studied or are studying business administration, procurement or another relevant field
  • Experience and skills in MS Office
  • Fluent Finnish and good English skills (most of the work will be done in Finnish)

The ideal VTT Changemaker is a curious mind, who is eager to develop and take on new challenges. We appreciate ambition and willingness to learn over having all the answers or skills ready when you start. You are also a team player with strong collaboration skills who wants to drive positive impact in the world. In this position, we also value a precise and responsible way of working when carrying out tasks.

Why should you join us?

We promise meaningful projects, where you get to take on real responsibility: helping our community thrive as part of our buyer and procurement teams. You’ll be supported and encouraged every step of the way by your team, learning from the top experts in your field. And you’ll get to discover our community of over 2000 experts representing more than 40 nationalities working across cutting-edge fields of science and technology.

All VTT Summer of Changemakers traineeships are paid and the duration is usually between 3 and 6 months. Ideally, the Procurement traineeship would start in the beginning of June and last until the end of August. The exact dates are negotiable though. The position will be filled as soon as we find the right candidate.

Please read more of VTT Summer of Changemakers from here: https://www.vttresearch.com/en/summer-changemakers

Interested and want to hear more?

For more information about the position, you can contact Arja Levo 0505486653 or Kai Pousár 0405116101 on 11th January between 10 and 12 or 28th January between 10 and 12.

Come, curious minds and clever changemakers! Prepare your CV and cover letter, and send in your application by 7th February. Let’s change the world for the better next summer.

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Employment type: Full-time, Fixed-term (summer traineeship)


VTT is one of Europe's leading research organisations, a visionary innovation partner for businesses and society. We bring hope to the world by turning the greatest challenges of our time into sustainable growth with cutting-edge science and technology. We employ a community of over 2000 world-class problem-solvers across fields of science and business. Our turnover and other operating income 258 M€. You can familialise yourself with VTT's research infra from here.

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